One of my top travel experiences of 2015 – and possibly of my entire life – was the opportunity to visit Teotihuacan and climb to the top of the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. This was an adventure I’d recommend to anyone, and the ancient Mesoamerican complex is just a short drive from Mexico City’s international airport, making it incredibly accessible for those arriving from anywhere on Earth.
I wrote a full-length piece about my visit to Teotihuacan elsewhere on my blog; if you’re interested, you can read more here. However, I would like to share a collection of photographs taken during my visit that I didn’t use in my article; photos are a phenomenal way to “armchair travel” and I enjoy putting together these galleries.
At first glance, Teotihuacan looks like a nondescript ancient site, and could easily be mistaken for an archaeological landmark in Ireland or Scotland. Teotihuacan is unexpectedly diverse; visitors come for the iconic, towering twin pyramids, but discover that the site is too expansive to fully explore in just one visit. When the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon dominate all of the guidebooks, it’s easy for travelers to forget that, in many ways, Teotihuacan was the first “Mexico City” that the region’s early residents called home.